California Wildfires

As my life is affected by current events, my art is as well. I’ve been working over the past week with volunteers assisting the victims of the devastating wildfires in Northern California …

“Merman” … water wishes for the fire area

 

“Fire 2” … El Diablo

Aging

I drew this less than an hour before my brother called to tell me of our mother’s passing. My first thought was to call it “Death”, but I thought that too morbid so I called it “Aging”. Interesting the wavelength inspiration travels on. We’ll miss you Mom.

Hot Tamale

Funny … I like this one, but it rated very poorly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter compared to the average. What do I know? I’m just the messenger.

Push Peace

Back in the late 60’s and early 70’s I did some rock art posters … wish I had done more. These days the posters I create a few times a year are for social causes. I firmly believe you’ve got to give back.

United Family

There is an orchestrated PR campaign underway to foment hate, division and fear … don’t fall prey to these dark puppeteers and their big media lackeys. Find something to like about everyone, find something to agree on … open the lines of communication – our greatest weapon against these merchants of chaos.

Connection

An aptly named piece because it got the highest number of Instagram likes over the last week. I’m never really sure what will be “popular” and what will not be. It’s probably a good thing because, if I ever figured it out, I might be tempted to follow the formula. My art is my personal communication; if it connects with you, we’ve had a moment. When I was a college Art student I used to say I didn’t care what people think about it – I created it for myself … that’s silly; why would I bother to put it down on paper or canvas if I didn’t care to connect?

Poured

I’ve got my own favorites … this is one. Leave me comments and let me know which are your favorites.